The Family Court in Iyaganku, Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, has ordered Emilien Salingue, a French national, to be remanded in Agodi Correctional Facility.
Emilien Salingue is facing a charge of defilement of a six-year-old girl, according to reports.
On Friday, Chief Magistrate P. O. Adetuyibi rejected Salingue’s plea for lack of jurisdiction. While ordering his remand pending legal advice from the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).
According to the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Oluwakemi Arowosaye, who briefed the court, Salingue defiled the minor on April 7 at around 1.25pm.
According to the officer, the suspect lured the girl into his friend’s room and raped her.
The offence is said to have violated Section 34 of the Oyo State Child Rights Law 2006.